FOOTBALL: It’s back — the prediction post

Since I got back from vacation in Washington, DC people have asked me if I was ready for football. Well, like the players, I was ready to get through camp. Now camp is complete, and I’m ready for football.
Every year about this time we listen to spin from coaches. Even with the previous administration I would listen, and I could think, “Yeah, if this happens, and that happens, like they’re saying, they could win some games.”

Problem was, this and that just didn’t happen enough.
I’m interested to see if this and that happens more often with Houston Nutt and his staff. I believe there’s talent in place at Ole Miss. That doesn’t set the Rebels apart from their SEC brethen, it just makes them more legitimate members in the club. There’s talent across the board in the SEC.
I think much of the focus against Memphis will be on the Rebels’ defensive line. Marcus Tillman is a veteran and a leader, but there’s even a bit of a question mark with Tillman, who is playing tackle for hte first time in two years.

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8/27/08